ERIC Number: ED452081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications throughout the Curriculum: Final Report.
Tushnet, Naida C.; Millsap, Mary Ann; Elliott, Jeanne; Gamse, Beth; Moss, Marc; Rosenblum, Sheila
In 1995, the National Science Foundation (NSF) developed a special initiative called Mathematical Science and Their Application Throughout the Curriculum (MATC) which was designed to promote comprehensive improvements in undergraduate education that lead to increased student understanding of and ability to use the mathematical sciences. The program funded seven comprehensive projects which varied in focus and structure. This report provides detailed information about this initiative and its findings. It concludes that the mathematics initiative provides an opportunity for higher education institutions to work together to reform undergraduate mathematics education so that students are both more appreciative of the role of mathematics and mathematical thinking in academic and applied endeavors, and more able to use mathematics. The initiative is introduced and its development, interorganizational, and interdisciplinary arrangements are discussed. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.